Your air conditioner is something you just assume will always work but that most often decides to stop working in the middle of a Southern California heat wave. While it has hibernated all winter, spring is fast approaching when it will be called on again to keep us cool as temperatures quickly rise.
Now is the time to think about air conditioning maintenance. After all, focusing on maintenance is a lot better than having to consider air conditioning installation because your existing unit is beyond repair.
Air Conditioning Service Maintenance Tips
Here are some quick and easy maintenance tips to ensure that your air conditioner operates efficiently:
- Change the filter monthly. A clean filter takes the pressure of your air conditioner, so it does not have to work so hard. These filters are available at home improvement stores and only take minutes to replace.
- Remove dirt and debris from the coils with a broom and water hose. Keeping the coils clean also helps ensure that the air conditioner does not overwork itself to pump out cool air. After a winter of bad weather, leaves and other debris can build up in the coils, so it is an important area of maintenance.
- Make sure nothing is blocking your air conditioner unit, including overgrown bushes and shrubs. It needs to have plenty of open space around it, so you may need to trim greenery back to give the air conditioner plenty of room to operate.
AV Service Areas for Professionals
Although the aforementioned maintenance tasks are relatively easy, there are other aspects of air conditioning that should be left to the pros. It is important to have an annual AC service that includes diagnostic tests on system controls, moving parts, and electrical connections.
Professional AC Service Assistance
When you are ready for air conditioning service, contact the air conditioning service pros at Integrity Comfort Systems. Remember that off-peak seasons like spring are an ideal time to get air conditioning service because techs are not as busy like they are in summer.
We offer AC installation and AC service in Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valley, but we also serve the cities of Woodland Hills, Chatsworth, Canoga Park, Granada Hills, Northridge, Reseda, Van Nuys, Winnetka, Burbank, Studio City, Tarzana and West Hills. Contact us today to get help with your air conditioner.